Sam Katzung

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior American Legion Catcher Sam Katzung. Sam is currently batting .317 with eight rbi and nine runs scored. Katzung is a good contact hitter and has only struck out four times this season and he has walked five times. Manager Mike Gardner says Sam does an outstanding job of blocking pitches in the dirt. He has displayed a strong arm and has thrown out several runners on the base paths with snap throws to first and on steal attempts at second and third. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to handle the pitching staff. He calls a good game and communicates with teammates. Sam split time behind the plate with Matt Jones last year, but this year he is the number one catcher on the roster. Sam also had a good season at Washington High School. He batted .296 and led the team with 24 batted in. Sam graduated this past spring.

Sam had three hits with two runs scored in Wednesday's 14-3 win over St. Peters at the Rec Plex.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.